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WhatsApp begins pilot test of new business directory
Sep16

WhatsApp begins pilot test of new business directory

Image Credit: The Verge WhatsApp has launched a pilot test of a new business directory in São Paulo Brazil. The feature will enable users to search for businesses within the app, according to Reuters. This test is of one of several moves being made by WhatsApp’s parent company Facebook to strengthen its ecommerce drive. “This could be … the primary way that people start a commerce process in WhatsApp,” Matt Idema,...

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WhatsApp Might Introduce Voice Message Transcriptions
Sep14

WhatsApp Might Introduce Voice Message Transcriptions

But this feature could be limited to its iOS version.  https://wabetainfo.com/whatsapp-is-working-on-voice-message-transcription/ WhatsApp has voice notes. It’s a feature for users who don’t want to type. Well, you can’t blame them. Not every person now wants to type messages all the time.  However, voice messages are not discrete. Thus, people can hear what you want to message when you’re in a crowd or public.  It could be the...

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WhatsApp encrypts chat backups to secure privacy loophole
Sep11

WhatsApp encrypts chat backups to secure privacy loophole

Facebook-owned WhatsApp has reinforced its message privacy options. It has added an option for users to encrypt their message backups. This adds a security layer to private WhatsApp communications. WhatsApp messages use end-to-end encryption by default. And this has become its main selling point amid concerns of data trails and privacy. Soon, it will include historical data. “People can already back up their WhatsApp message history...

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WhatsApp is Testing a New Feature — Message Reactions
Aug25

WhatsApp is Testing a New Feature — Message Reactions

You can soon start reacting to a message with a laugh, heart, and other emojis.  WhatsApp won’t be the first one to use Message reactions. Many popular messaging apps, such as Twitter and Facebook Messenger, have been offering it for a long time.  WhatsApp wants to be part of those apps with message reactions. It’s reported that the company is testing it. It’s still in its early stages of development. In that case, the platform...

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WhatsApp testing dedicated Pay button
Aug24

WhatsApp testing dedicated Pay button

Image Credit: WABetaInfo WhatsApp is reportedly working on a dedicated Pay button. The button, according to reliable leaker WABetaInfo, will allow you to send money via WhatsApp pay in the app. The new button according to the leaker, is already available to beta users. When fully available, users in India and Brazil will be able to send money by clicking on the button. WABetaInfo already boasts of excellent track records when it comes...

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WhatsApp Could Soon Introduce an iPad App
Aug23

WhatsApp Could Soon Introduce an iPad App

It’ll be native support to the iPad and Android tablets.  After many years, WhatsApp will finally have a native app on iPads and other tablets. One of the pitfalls of this app is the missing native support for the iPad series and Android tablets.  But the platform is going to fix it.  The app will have multi-device support in the app. Although WhatsApp hasn’t officially released it yet, it is only just a matter of time...

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